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The dangerous art of blending in

by Surmelis, Angelo,

Format: Kindle Book 2018 2018
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Seventeen-year-old Evan struggles to deal with his mother's abuse and his new feelings for his friend Henry.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Evan Panos lives two lives: in one, he's a high-school senior, a talented artist, and the best friend and tennis partner of Henry Kimball. In the other, he's the son of two Greek immigrants, and while his mother's disappointment in and anger towards him often turns violent, his mild-mannered father avoids and deflects. In both lives, Evan struggles with his sexuality, fighting a maybe-reciprocated attraction to Henry and keeping the secret from his devoutly Christian mother. Afraid that someone will realize the extent of the abuse, Evan isolates himself and hides his art in a nearby monastery, endangering both his friendships and his chance at becoming a real artist. But everyone has a breaking point, and Evan is rapidly approaching his. This poignant, sometimes explosive debut was based in part on the author's life, and occasionally stilted dialogue and a few pacing issues don't keep it from ringing true. A powerful read for anyone, but for those living a double life like Evan's, it will be invaluable.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "High-school senior Evangellos "Evan" Panos, who emigrated to the U.S. from Greece at age four, lives in inner turmoil, keeping two secrets from his friends: he's gay (which he sort of wants to reveal) and he is being abused by his violent, obsessively religious mother (which he absolutely does not want known). Surmelis's debut novel delves deeply into Evan's raw torment as he struggles with wanting to be openly himself and holding onto his secrets. Suspense builds as Evan's inability to confront his strong attraction to his best friend Henry threatens that long relationship, and he grows increasingly unwilling to tolerate his volatile mother's physical and emotional cruelty (witnessed by his loving but passive father). Evan, a gifted artist, and his father are both highly credible characters, though his mother at times seems over the top (despite a revealing backstory), and Henry and his family are a little too good to be true. Several explosive scenes bring relief from the growing tension; readers will yearn for Evan to achieve the freedom, happiness, and love he deeply desires. Ages 13-up. Agent: Kerry Sparks, Levine Greenberg Rostan. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gay teenagers Fiction
Gay teenagers Family relationships Fiction
Young adult fiction
Love Fiction
Greek Americans Fiction
Romance fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062659026
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